Without overreacting, a fairly objective viewpoint suggests that Monday night's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles exposed multiple factors that could potentially prevent the Washington Redskins from defending their title as NFC East division champions.
Entering the 2013 season, the Burgundy and Gold were by no means a consensus pick to repeat.
However, with a young and talented team and limitless room for improvement, many did expect Washington to ultimately emerge from the East.
Just one week into the season, we can throw all of those predictions out. The Redskins looked like a shell of themselves offensively in the first half, and Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's new offense made Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's defense look like a mid-major school against Oregon.
Of course, we can't jump to conclusions after 60 minutes of play in 2013. But we can certainly identify some weaknesses in Washington.
Here are a few things to keep an eye on.